Melanie Sehgal

Melanie Sehgal is a philosopher working at the crossroads of the history of philosophy, science and technology studies, aesthetics and the environmental humanities from a pragmatist and process philosophical perspective. She is the author of ›Eine situierte Metaphysik. Empirismus und Spekulation bei William James und Alfred North Whitehead‹ (Konstanz Univ. Press 2016) and various articles on process philosophy, pragmatism, aesthetics and transdisciplinary practices in the context of a warming planet. Currently, she is working on a book, tentatively titled ›The Arts of the Anthropocene‹, which explores the cultural dimensions of the current ecological crises and inquires into potential contributions from the arts and humanities.

From 2014 to 2018, she led the experimental working group FORMATIONS together with artist Alex Martinis Roe. The group explored ways of knowledge beyond modern disciplinary habits of thought and presented their research findings at PACT Zollverein and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. Melanie Sehgal is the director of research at the Institute for Basic Research in the History of Philosophy at the University of Wuppertal.

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  • Wed 08.11.23 18 h

Melanie Sehgal
Ecologies of Attention, Techniques of Sensing

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